ZIGZAG: standard exchange procedure

On April 25, 2013, Petzl decided to recall all ZIGZAG mechanical Prusiks.

Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a successful 3rd edition!

This year, the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy brought together 350 participants from 17 countries! High-level athletes and regular mountain sports enthusiasts showed up to share and to improve their technique over the course of several activities and workshops organized by Arc'teryx, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, and other event partners.

Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a successful 3rd edition!

This year, the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy brought together 350 participants from 17 countries! High-level athletes and regular mountain sports enthusiasts showed up to share and improve their technique during several activities and workshops organized by Arc'teryx, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, and other event partners.

Petzl Rope Trip Brasil – 2014 : Campeonato Internacional de Acesso por Corda e Resgate

© Caiky Comincioli

A Spelaion realizou neste último sábado, dia 24 de Maio, pela 1° vez na América Latina o Petzl Rope Trip – Campeonato Internacional de Acesso por Corda e Resgate, etapa Brasil. 

Petzl RopeTrip: a resoundingly successful 2014 edition!

The second edition of the Petzl RopeTrip took place from May 29-31, 2014, in Uppsala, Sweden. The event brought together more than one hundred rope access specialists from around the world to discuss their profession and to share their broad range of experience. The rope access competition was the focal point of the gathering, allowing each team of rope access specialists to demonstrate their technical skills and ability to work well together. Following a strong performance in all disciplines, the Russian team ALPEX took first place the competition.

A quick report on this fantastic adventure…

Petzl RocTrip on the road, pre-registration is open!

For everyone who wants to participate in the 2014 Petzl RocTrip®, you may pre-register until July 31, 2014, for one or several base camps simply by filling out the online registration form.

Swiss qualifying round for the 2014 Petzl RopeTrip: photos and results

On Saturday, May 3, in Kletterzentrum Milandia center in Zurich, the Swiss qualifying round for the 2014 Petzl RopeTrip took place. The event brought together five teams from the country's three different language regions. 

An ice and mixed climbing expedition with Philippe Batoux: "Canada Dry" on ice!

Every three years Philippe Batoux, high mountain guide and professor at ENSA (France's elite guide school), trains five young aspiring mountaineers in every alpine discipline: free and aid climbing, ice climbing, snow and mixed routes. An expedition always caps off the series of training clinics. This year, Maël Baguet, Kevin Peyre, Yoan Foulon, Eric Jamet, and Dimitry Munoz traveled with him to Canada.

Expedition report by Philippe Batoux...

 

Melloblocco, the world's biggest international bouldering event!

Melloblocco took place in the Val di Mello and Val Masino valleys in Italy from April 30 to May 4, 2014.

This 11th edition proved to be one of the most spectacular in the event's history, and for good reason. With an unbelievable 2600 climbers registering online, no less than 5000 people made the trip to these incredibly beautiful valleys. The "Mello-boulderers," from beginners to pros, enjoyed testing their mettle on the endless number of boulder problems in the area.

Petzl RopeTrip, new Rules: more gear and techniques allowed

The Petzl RopeTrip aims to bring together people from different countries and their varied rope access techniques. With this in mind, Petzl has altered The Rules regarding the "Conditions for access to challenges" (chapters 7 & 8) to allow each team to use their own gear and techniques.